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Two-year-olds are a wealth of fantastically funny quips and quirky bits of knowledge and so naturally we parents like to jot down these little jewels when we get a chance.  These baby journals are really the same screw-post albums that I’ve been making over the past year or so.  They’re filled with upcycled ledger sheets (no one needs these anymore at Jeff’s work and so they come home in quantity for me) and old grading books (no one is using these anymore either and mom is a recently retired school teacher) and plenty of pretty papers to boot.  I imagine that along with lists of funny expressions, little photos could be adhered to the decorative papers and little drawings done on the blank pages.  At the end of it all (and there are so many many pages before the end of these albums) lies a darling little keepsake full of all the cute and sweet that begs to be remembered.  These were made for other babes, but with 5 months already logged,  Soren is going to require his own album before too long.  I’ll need to capture every drip of adorable and every drop funny of that springs from the mouth of my own little babe….

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I always go all-out when putting together birthday packages for those I love and I really, really love my friend Jessica.  Jessica is someone who from hundreds of miles away can intuit what I need exactly.  She’s sent me cozy things to wrap me up, books to nourish and support me and encouraging letters that remind me how amazingly loved I am.  All when I needed it most.  So naturally when her 35th birthday rolled around, it was time for a particularly fabulous package.

I usually always try to pass along a good book in a birthday package to Jessica.  She’s one of those friends who doesn’t care a wink if the book is used or worn or if I happened to read it first before sending it (I love that about her!).  So a good summer read got wrapped up right away in tissue and tied with a shiny satin ribbon.  Next I got to work on a special book.  Jessica got a journal of her very own from me last year, but this time around she was wanting a space to record all of her young son’s sayings and doings to remember for years to come.  And finally I came across the perfect necklace for Jessica while perusing Etsy.  It was the color of sea and sky and instantly reminded me of my blue-loving friend.

To make the package really fancy, I let the theme of the album dictate the design of the gift tags and birthday card.  It was just a miraculous coincidence that I had tissue paper and ribbon to match it all up.

A beautiful package shipped off to a beautiful friend who deserves to be so celebrated…

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